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What $2,500 rents in D.C. right now

See your options in neighborhoods like Shaw and Navy Yard

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various D.C. neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $2,500 a month.

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A 750-square-foot one-bedroom apartment at the Jefferson Marketplace building in Shaw is renting for $2,470 a month. The unit features stainless steel appliances as well as central air. Located within walking distance of the Shaw–Howard University Metro stop and stores and restaurants on 7th Street NW, the building has a gym, concierge service, a roof terrace, and a clubroom with a catering kitchen and flat screen TVs. Pets are allowed and there is a garage.

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This one-bedroom apartment in Navy Yard with floor-to-ceiling windows is available to rent for $2,350 a month. The building is roughly a 10-minute walk from both the neighborhood’s and the Eastern Market Metro stations. The Virginia Avenue SE dog park is right behind the building, which allows small dogs. The waterfront area and Barracks Row are both close by.


Located in Michigan Park near South Dakota Avenue NE, this three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home is renting for $2,400 a month. It contains about 1,400 square feet of living space and features hardwood floors throughout. The lower level is unfinished, but provides additional storage and a washer/dryer. Outside, in both the front and back, there are patios and yards.


In Columbia Heights, a one-bedroom apartment at the Allegro building on 14th Street NW is available to rent for $2,490 a month. The finishes are modern and the apartment has a small balcony. The building is a few blocks north of the Columbia Heights Metro station and has a gym, a party room, a lounge, concierge service, and underground parking. It is pet-friendly.


This 710-square-foot one-bedroom condo unit in Mount Vernon Triangle is currently renting for $2,450 a month. It comes with hardwood floors in the living room, a washer/dryer, and stainless steel appliances. The building features a fitness center, concierge service, and a rooftop terrace with a pool and grills. The rent includes a parking space in the building’s indoor garage but the tenant would be responsible for all utilities, according to the listing.


Which D.C. home would you rent for around $2,500 a month?

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  • 19%
    Shaw one-bedroom apartment
    (23 votes)
  • 28%
    Navy Yard one-bedroom apartment
    (34 votes)
  • 26%
    Michigan Park three-bedroom house
    (31 votes)
  • 13%
    Columbia Heights one-bedroom apartment
    (16 votes)
  • 12%
    Mount Vernon Triangle one-bedroom condo
    (15 votes)
119 votes total Vote Now